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AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives.

Updated WCPSS Wellness Policy: Supporting Gardens & Walk/Bike to School

The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Board of Education adopted an updated school wellness policy for schools across the district yesterday.  School gardens and active transportation (walking/biking to and from school) are both included as focus areas in the new policy; see this News & Observer article from More


Perspectives (June 2017)

Last week, I went to Buncombe County, which has been doing incredible work with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and resilience, and with the trauma informed approach, in their school system and across the county. Leading up to that visit, and in talking with people there, I’ve been hearing about More


New Mission Statement for AHA

AHA’s Board of Directors approved a new mission statement for the collaborative last month: AHA improves the health and well-being of Wake County residents by facilitating and supporting community initiatives. We accomplish this by convening partners that change policies, systems and environments focused on well-being, healthy eating and physical More


Infrastructure Changes Support Safe Walking at Northwoods Elementary

Earlier this month, Northwoods Elementary in Cary hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for pedestrian safety improvements on Boundary Street, where dozens of students walk to and from school each day. This infrastructure project, installed by the Town of Cary, was the priority project identified as part of a grant-funded Safe More


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